Catholic Medical Center explores merger with HCA Healthcare
The non-profit New Hampshire system could be merging with the for-profit giant.
Cannabis nursing: American Nurses Association gives its support
The nation’s largest nursing organization says it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty practice.
Consumers embrace telehealth for behavioral health, but how much will virtual care grow in other areas?
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
LCMC Health wins court battle with FTC over merger
A federal court rejected the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to block the Louisiana system’s acquisition of three hospitals from HCA Healthcare.
From doctors to students, women in medicine suffer more burnout and anxiety
There’s a significant gender gap in the well-being of female physicians and women training to be tomorrow’s doctors.
NIH invests $171M in new effort to improve health equity
It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.
Mental health: Clinicians can look out for each other
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
Health systems see spike in advanced email cyberattacks
The attacks involve business email compromise and phishing attempts. A cybersecurity expert says attackers will slowly engage victims and build trust.
Looking at Costco’s partnership with Sesame for telehealth
The warehouse’s members will be able to get virtual care appointments for $29. Sesame CEO David Goldhill is aiming to add more convenience to healthcare.
Emerging cybersecurity threats in healthcare | Special Report
Experts warn about the growing dangers of criminals using AI and deepfakes to target hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Hospitals are making strides in cybersecurity, as leaders now have ‘the fear of God’
Ransomware attacks can endanger patients and costs health systems millions. Experts say the C-suite is more engaged on the issue.
As Wisconsin hospitals systems near merger, they say health equity is a top priority
Froedtert Health and ThedaCare say they are looking to expand healthcare options in rural communities.
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers will strike next week if they don’t get a deal
The unions say they need an agreement by the end of the week, or they will walk out in October. It would be the largest healthcare worker strike in U.S. history.
Ochsner Health testing use of AI in sending messages to patients
About 100 clinicians are engaged in a pilot program aimed at improving response time for patients, and saving some time for doctors.
Pushing for more men, and more Black men, to be screened for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer cases have increased after years of decline. Evan Goldfischer, president of LUGPA, talks about the need to increase awareness and outreach.
Tower Health suffers rating downgrade as it strives to recover
Fitch Ratings cited continued losses and a low amount of cash on hand. The Pennsylvania-based system says it’s making progress toward profitability.
Doctors aren’t the only ones battling burnout. Many medical students are hurting.
Physicians, and tomorrow’s doctors, are struggling with their well-being, a new study finds. Experts call for changes to encourage doctors, residents and students to get the help they need.
Oracle says it’s bringing AI to make electronic health records easier to use
The tech giant touts the potential to reduce administrative burdens on doctors.
Ukraine president visits Northwell Health hospital
Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to Staten Island University Hospital to express thanks for the support of medical providers since Russia’s invasion.
Health equity is a journey, and these hospitals are leading the way
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
These are the 10 most racially inclusive hospitals in America, Lown Institute says
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
Joint Commission offers hospitals certification for sustainability
The voluntary program is designed to help hospitals curb their emissions and expand their work to combat climate change. Leaders also point to potential cost savings.
Wisconsin hospital systems on cusp of merger, leaders are ‘ready to launch’
The CEOs of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the planned merger, their similar goals and philosophies, and why they say it’ll work.
Looking at Dana-Farber’s new partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
They plan to build a new hospital for cancer patients in Boston. The new collaboration signals Dana-Farber is moving on from a long relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Hospital executives must make tough decisions ‘before we have to’ | Lessons for Leaders
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the importance of being proactive, especially as he sees a difficult environment for hospitals in the years ahead.
More than 60,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are willing to strike, and the number could grow
Union workers have authorized a strike if there’s no contract by Sept. 30. It could be the largest healthcare worker strike in American history.
Bipartisan measure aims to protect hospital workers from violence | Bills and Laws
Advocates want healthcare workers to get federal protection, similar to airline employees. Healthcare leaders say more doctors, nurses and other staffers have been attacked in recent years.
As Medicaid cuts draw closer, hospitals look to Congress for help
Beginning in October, a key program offering federal funds to safety net hospitals is slated for a reduction of $8 billion. More than 250 hospitals have asked Senate and House leaders to block the cuts.
Florida hospital system completes merger
University of Florida Health has brought Flagler Health+ into the academic system. It will now be known as UF Health St. Johns.
For nurses and doctors struggling with mental health, ‘You are not alone’
With the observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sarah Wells of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses talks about self-care, getting help and how hospitals can help their staff.
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